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Featured in Natures Paintbrush Group September 013
Featured in Ausralia’s Trails & Tracks Group September 013
The High Tops are a real goal for those of us who want to aspire to greater heights. A real challenge especially now we were classified as Snr. Citizens.
Holidaying with friends in this magical place set in Coonabarabran interior New South Wales with warm Spring weather it was time for us to take up this challenge and climb to the Top. We had studied the information collected in the Visitors Center and discussed what we would need to carry.
The two men carried the backpacks for lunch, water, etc., we all needed a stout stick, hat, camera’s & one set of binoculars. We wore light clothing and stout walking boots.
The initial track would be very good but as we climbed it would become much narrower and winding. We were able to drive from where we were camped on the far side of the park & leave the car in a safe spot just before the easy ascent started. We set off just after 9am because we wanted to take it easy and use the camera as we went. It was a wonderful day arriving at the top at 12.15pm we sat down thankfully but very exhilarated and enjoyed our packed lunch. After spending about an hour taking images, the views didn’t disappoint, and chatting with one other person we set off back down.
That turned out to be the hardest part, after about half way the backs of our legs were really starting to make us take notice.
About 3.50pm just when we thought it was getting too painful we spied the car from about 600m away and we girls hooped with joy.
We had done it and around the campfire that evening we opened a bottle of wine and reminisced on what an wonderful experience & sense of achievement it had been.
Again we retired early after all there was still a lot more to explore tomorrow.